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HEN all is said
and done, if it
had happened in
a large City like
there are some
times scores of
people who have
the same names.
It would not
have seemed so
strange, but it
was In a small town, and this Is the
way it happened:
On one of the streets where all of
the houses were large and beautiful
and all their owners rich, stood one
house more magnificent than the rest.
Prom the outside it looked like a pal
ace, and the richness and beauty of
the inside proved it to be one in truth.
Here lived a young woman, Nellie
Graham, and her mother, father and
two brothers. And here, too, her cou
sin, Frank Orr, made his home during
-his vacations from college.
On a very different street from the
one where this beautiful home was
lived another Nellie Graham, a little
girl of eleven. Her home was a very
" small and humble one of only three
Ve carry our be&uliful lilies,
Our roses and hy&xinl'hi sweet,
To slrew in the p&fh of our Saviour
Ard carpet' ttvs way of his feel'.
They stand at Ihe siae ol Ihe alter,
Like candles to hoKt up room;
fbr the Lord ol the flowers is coming
And he will be pleased wilK their ,
He once said, "Consider the lilies," i
And bade us be fearless as they
Of Ihe stealthy, fierce step ol' the
Of Ihe. peril If at prowled m Ihe way.
As the lily waves perfume before her;
5o sweet be our hearts at his louch,
let us oive him our all for his service.
He'll hles3 it, or little , or ranch . 4
It was now the Saturday before
Easter. Mrs. Graham was busy pre
paring a little supper, while in the
front room in the snow-white bed lay
that other Nellie. Her eyes were as
blue as the, pretty hepatica that is one
of the first of the children of the woods
to push Its little head through the
brown leaves and open its eye, and her
hair was as yellow as the golden sun
beams that kiss the hepatica's blue
eye. Before she was sick there was a
- red rose on each cheek, but they were
faded now, and the little lace seemed
as white as the pillow on which it lay.
"Mamma," said a faint voice, "did
you see any Easter lilies to-day?"
"Yes, dear," answer mamma, while
"my beautiful lily I is it all my
. i OWN?"
something fell from her eye onto the
dish she had in her hand, for she knew
how much Nellie longed to have one of
the beautiful plants for her own, and
she also knew that Nellie's wish could
not be graated, for the plants were so
, high-priced that year, and every dollar
that she-could save must be laid aside
for the rent that was now over-due.
NelllekneW this, too, so she tried not
to complain. . '
"If I could only see one and touch
and smell, it, even Jf I couldn't keep
it!" she said. And the brightest smile
that had lit up the little thin face for
weeks played around Nellie's mouth.
Her mother smiled, too, for she was
thinking of the little surprise she had
planned "for her sick child. She had
stopped at a florist's in the afternoon
and ordered a small bunch of violets
for Nellie; and thinking it would be a
pleasanter surprise for her If they were
sent, she did not bring them home her
self, and so Nellie was not now expect
ing anything. It was a small bunch of
very modest little flowers, but it was as
much as her mother could afford, and
oftentimes small gifts show more love
than large ones.
But Frank Orr had also visited the
florists that afternoon and had ordered
the most beautiful Easter lily in the
store to be sent to his cousin, the Nellie
who lived in the beautiful house.
Toward evening the old colored man
who worked for the florist was sent out
to deliver the flowers that had been ordered-
He had often before taken flow
ers to the Graham mansion for the
beautiful Miss Nellie, and he also knew
about the other Nellie in the. little
housa. He had heard of her through
his own little daughter, whom Nellie
had once defended when some rude
boys were teasing her, and he knew
that she, was now; very sick.
"Uncle Moses," as he was called by
everybody,-had ideas of his own that
sometimes surprised people. So now
as he neared the house where the mag
nificent lily was to go he looked at it,
then at the small bunch of violets.
Something seemed to puzzle him, for
he ran his fingers through hla hair,
then his face fairly shone as a thought
came to him.
"Land o' massy! B'lieve 111 do it,
suh. De names is jlst alike, and Miss
Nellie heah doan no mo' need dls lily
dan nothln'. She got all she wants an'
mo' besides, while dat other little Nel-
lie's so sick, and likes 'nuf never'll get
well. An' if dey blame me I'll say dat
it seemed to me it ought to be jist dls
way I'm doin'."
Sp Uncle Moses left the violets at the
big house, and when he knocked at the
door of the little house, handed Mrs.
Graham the beautiful Easter lily in
stead of the violets she expected.
"Why, Uncle Moses, this is a mistake,
Isn't it?" said Nellie's mamma.
"Doan dis card tied to it say 'Miss
Nellie Graham?' " asked Uncle Moses,
chuckling to himself. .
."Yes, but "
"Den it must be for Nellie, an' yuh
bettah take it."
So Mrs. Graham took the lily, think
ing perhaps the florist had sent it pur
posely as a gift to the sick child, and
on Monday she would go to the store
and thank him for it, and if it was a
mistake they could send the 'lily back,
but Nellie could enjoy it all day Easter,
She carried the lily into Nellie's
room. "Oh, mamma! Am I dreaming?
My lily! My beautiful lily! And is it
all my own?"
Mamma cut off one of the six white
blossoms so Nellie could hold It in her
hand, and in the afternoon, as the sun
peeped in to look at the white face, it
saw the most beautiful, happy smile
on Nellie's face, while her thin hand
clasped her loved lily. :
From that day Nellie got better, and
no one can make her believe that it
was not the Easter lily that helped her
get well, and Uncle Moses never re
gretted that there were two Nellie
Grahams in that town. -Mabel F. Seo
field, in the Chicago Record-Herald.
'"'T GG shells, that are usually
l-r thrown away in the kitchen,
I can be used for the purpose
of making the loveliest, daint
iest little objects. For both girls and
boys nothing could be more interesting
than building candlesticks of these
EGO SHELL BOOSTER,
frail materials. A writer in the Ladies'
Home Journal gives the following di
rection: To make the candlestick place
upon. a piece of cardboard three eggs,
and fasten to cardboard and to each
other with sealing wax. On top of
these three fasten another egg, and on
this again a stick about five inches in
height. Upon the top of this stick fast
en a "half-shell," which has been pre
viously scalloped, and place In a dainty
candle. The illustration shows exact-
So siairucss I he lowers of Easter,
All woven in. looms of the light V j'
So radiant the thoughts we would '
5o pure would we .stand in his sight!
Oh, lift a lorto chorus to praise him,
Our Kinp. who is mighty to save, t.
.Who has ransomed From death and!
And broken the power of the grave.
To the church with our snowy sweet
To the bed of Ihe sick and the sadi
To the last resting-place of our dar
ling, ,- These flowers that always are glad,
for ihey lift in ilir silence and sweet
A song without jar in its chord,
And every rich note of their music.
Is prauc, Easter Horn, to Ihe Lord, i
ly how the candlstlck looks after it Is
made. To make the egg shell rooster
fasten two pieces of a match to an egg,
about three-quarters of an inch apart.
Set the egg- in position on these, and
hold in place, while fastening lower
ends of matches with sealing wax to a
firm base. Attach two large pieces of
ragged shell to the egg for wings; use a
slender piece of tallow, taken from the
side of a candle for the neck, and on
top of this place a small chunky lump
of the same material for a head. The
pieces of tallow may- be easily jointed
together by first slightly melting the
ends where adherence is desired. The
rooster's bill is made of two small frag
ments of shell stuck into the tallow
head. The eyes are two tiny
drops of sealing wax. The comb is a
piece of flattened sealing wax, and the
PUBEST OF NIGHT LILIES.
tail is a ragged piece of egg shell. The
feet may be made of sealing wax
drawn into shape while It is still soft.
Night lilies may be made by first
soaking a number of ""Yalf-sheTlsrtTn
warm water for twenty minutes. Then
scallop the edges of these with a pair
of shprp scissors. Fasten a small piece
of candle in each with sealing wax and
float upon the water. A most enchant
ing scene is produced by floating these
In an aquarium containing gcldflsb.
All other lights in the room must be
To make the candlstlck, place upon a
piece of cardboard three eggs, and
fasten to cardboard and to each other
with sealing wax. On top of these
three fasten another egg, and on this
again a stick about five inches in
height, Upon the top of this stick
fasten a "half -shell" which has
been previously scalloped, and place in.
a dainty candle. The Illustration shows
exactly how the candlestick looks after
it is, made- " .
To make an egg yacht, first empty
an uncooked hen's egg. Do this by
making a small hole in each end, when
the contents may be blown out easily.
Then close up both openings with seal
ing' wax; join a number of coins to
gether for the keel, fasten this firmly
BACE FOB THE EGO-CUP.
to the egg all fastenings to be made
with sealing wax and your yacht is
ready for launching. If It floats prop
erly cut out the mast and spars from
very, light wood; fasten these to hull
and to each other with sealing wax.
Place the delicate wooden rudder and
bowsprit in position, and proceed to
make sails of tissue paper. Fasten the
main and top sails in place with pre
pared glue the jib sails first to long
pieces of thread, and these, in turn, to
mast and bowsprit. Flags- and pen
nants may be made to adhere with mu
cilage, or glue. The exact dimensions
of mast and spars cannot be given, as
so much depends upon the lightness of
the material used and the size of the
egg hull. Select as large an egg as can
be procured for the hull; make the
mast and spars as light as possible,
and see that your yacht always sets
perfectly even upon the surface of the
To make the revolving fairy lamps,
fasten to an emptied egg four slender
sticks, each four inches In length.
Upon the lower end of the egg fasten a
tack,1 point downward, with sealing
wax. From the tip of each stick sus-
EXQUISITE FAIRY LAMPS.
pond with ' delicate wire a scalloped ,
"half-shell," and on top of the egg
place another. Set the whole upon the
bottom of an Inverted tumbler. If
rightly made it will balance perfectly
upon the tack point. Flace pieces of
candles inside of scalloped shells and
light. Wire may be fastened to the
egg shells by boring a hole with the
point of a penknife and then passing
through wire and fastening on the in
side. ' .;
This Is Very True.
"There is, one thing which , may be
said about Easter eggs," remarked Gil
gal. "Say It," replied Ricketts.
. "They are not as fresh as they are
Mrs. Boscawen "Is Lent a season of
rest with your husband?"
Mrs. Cobwigger "Indeed it Is. my
dear. I make him accompany me to
church every day, and he never fails to
go to sleep during the service."
Hi Time of Vojfue.
"Aguinaldo doesn't seem to show
much concern about his future."
"Why should he? He can come over
here and sustain life on afternoon teas
for a couple of years."
- .miui',iiiipMnr-'j-'i jm- Wtr
A Handy Book Hack.
' An attractive and handy book rsefc
for the table or floor is of leather in
dark green or brownish tint. The.racfc.
revolves on a wooden pivot set in a.
wooden base matching the color of the
leather. A dozen books can be accom
modated on this rack. 0 ,
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. Spinach Soup.
Ingredients: One quart of milk, pep
per and salt to taste, two tablespooa
fuis of flour, enough onion juice or ex
tract to flavor and spinach.
Rub the spinach through a siere,
and use only the parts that paefs
through. Scald the milk in a double
boiler, mix the flour with a little
milk and stir it with the heated milk
Add the seasoning, stirring the milkc
constantly, and add enough spinael
to make the soup the thickness liked
Some people use double the quantity oC
spinach named in the above recipe for
one quart of milk. . This soup belongs
to the cream class, and when carefully
made has a delicate flavor. If a dou
ble boiler Is not used for the milk, care
must be taken that it does not burn.
Ingredients: - Six - onions, lialf a
pound of finely chopped, uncooked leazy
beef, the yolks of two eggs, half a
cupful of melted butter, half a cupful,
of bread crumbs, pepper and salt ta
season and parsley to garnish.
Prepare the onions as for baking;
and when they have boiled sufficiently
drain off the water. With a sharp
knife slice off the top of each onlora
like a lid, and scoop out nearly ail
the inside with a teaspooon. - Mix the
chopped beef, bread crumbs, yolks of
eggs, seasoning, and a tablespoonful of
butter in a bowl, then fill each oniou
with this preparation, replace the top
and bake for three-qaurters of an hour
By baking these in gem pans each on
ion will keep its shape. Pour the re
mainder of the melted butter over
each when serving, and garnish witb
parsley. , r
Some Artistic Lamps.
The mystery of the many lamps sect
in homes but never duplicated In shops
is explained when it is realized that
inade-to-order lamps are very simple
and very common. Any eherisbecl
bowl or jar may be converted Into it
lamp by the mere mounting with metal
oil vessel, burner and globe support
A rare piece of Satsuma lent itself in.
this way, and the lamp was the envy
of all who saw it. A large umbrella,
stand of terra cotta was converted into
a useful light producer with equal
ease, the assortment, of globes and?,
shades in any lamp shop offering cbolce
to fit any standard. In this way it is
possible to have lamps correspond and.
harmonize with rooms, a fact of whicUi
artists have been quick to take advan
tage. It is rare, indeed, that a stKdu
lamp is other than unique and origicit'l
and it is to this class, indeed, that in
debtedness for "lamps to order" be
longs. , . .- ...
Rint$ for U
For cleansing paint cold tea is cap
ital, but milk is better for white pnint
Borax and white sugar form a gootl
compound for destroying ants and
A dish of quicklime In a damp cup
board will dry the air, but as it loses--its
power it must be renewed occa
sionally. . 1
Every housekeeeper should have s:
blank book in which to copy or paste
useful hints or directions about cook
ing and other housework. This book;
should be kept in the kitchen.
Curried eggs is a favorite dish wiHe
many people. Make a cream sauce of
one ' tablespoonful oach of butter, ami
flour and a cupful of milk. Add four
hard boiled eggs cut into largo pieces.
Season with curry to taste.
Writing tables covered! with velvet
instead of felt have been seen recently.
The velvet is in a dark rich shadeK and
is mounted with the same bit of silt
band that is used with the felt. The
effect, is good, but in use the velvet
may not be satisfactory.
To clean the ivory handles of knivt&r
that havo been discolored mix am
monia and olive oil in equal parts
and add to the mixture enough pre
pared chalk to make a good paste, liul
the ivory with this and let it dry be
fore brushing off. Two or three apyiS
catiens may be necessary. 1
. .To make boiled vegetables look white
and delicate, put plenty of water in
the kettle and add salt; when the
water boils, briskly skini, and quickly
drop in the vegetables, and remove the
minute they are done. Cooking vege
tables after they are tender darkens
them and detracts from the flavor